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17 days post bilateral PE caused bc pills. On xarelto, wondering if pain in lungs and anxiety is normal after? Also, heart palpitations?

17 days post bilateral PE caused bc pills. On xarelto, wondering if pain in lungs and anxiety is normal after? Also, heart palpitations?

Yes, if decreasing..: Sorry you had such a serious complication.. Bilateral pulmonary embolism can be source of chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations. However, after two weeks these symptoms should be improving, getting less severe.. If you notice any worsening, perhaps you should talk to your doctor to make sure.. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Over a few weeks- experiencing a hunger for air, like something is stopping my lungs expanding, heart palpitations, and a strange sensation in my head?

Over a few weeks- experiencing a hunger for air, like something is stopping my lungs expanding, heart palpitations, and a strange sensation in my head?

Probable anxiety: If these symptoms occur at rest but not with exertion,they may be due to anxiety. If,however,they occur with physical exertion then anxiety may not be the issue. Use this as a guideline and consult your physician accordingly. ...Read more

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Rx'd cefprozil and flovent for pos. Lung infection. Feeling worse after 8 days. Heart palpitations, no sleep. Side effect or anxiety? What to do?

Rx'd cefprozil and flovent for pos. Lung infection. Feeling worse after 8 days. Heart palpitations, no sleep. Side effect or anxiety? What to do?

See doctor: Its time for a recheck by your doctor. Your symptoms may be due side effects caused by Flovent and your doctotmay want to discontinue the drug. ...Read more

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I have recently quit smoking after 30 years. Am i now safe from lung cancer and heart attack?

I have recently quit smoking after 30 years. Am i now safe from lung cancer and heart attack?

Congratulations!: No one is safe, but you will steadily move from very unsafe (all smokers) to safer with each passing year. There is benefit in lung cancer reduction by quitting even up to 65 years of age. Best never to start. I stupidly smoked and quit @ age 33. Latest data say quit before 35, normal risk of non-smoker. ...Read more

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I have lung cancer. I also take cancer pills tarceva (erlotinib). Iam also on heart medisen.Will this be safe for me to take?

I have lung cancer. I also take cancer pills   tarceva (erlotinib). Iam also on heart medisen.Will this be safe for me to take?

Erlotinib: Is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, dominantly with skin effects, and minor diarrhea. As an egfr active small molecule, i don't know of any interactions with "heart meds" which sure is a broad category. Always best to check with both specialists: oncologist and cardiologist. ...Read more

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Hi my grandma is in her last stage of her lung cancer and she is in the hospital and she has fluid in her lungs with only 35% of her heart beating she?

Hi my grandma is in her last stage of her lung cancer and she is in the hospital and she has fluid in her lungs with only 35% of her heart beating she?

Palliative Care: I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother--it's terrible to experience & difficult to watch. I'm certain that her doctors are focusing on her comfort above all-else. Ask her if she is uncomfortable; if she is, make sure that her doctors know exactly how she feels. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of lung cancer? My father has a 3.5 inch mass on passage way of lung by aorta of heart but cancer hasn't spread yet.

What is the prognosis of lung cancer? My father has a 3.5 inch mass on passage way of lung by aorta of heart but cancer hasn't spread yet.

Extremely serious: Even in your brief description, you mention 2 worrisome features: size and proximity to the aorta. It's beyond the scope of this forum to speculate on his prognosis, but i think you're aware that your father is in trouble. Talk with his oncologist. There are several types of lung cancer and some are more sensitive to chemotherapy or radiation. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more